Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleTropical Heatwave Wheat Ale
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Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleTropical Heatwave Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by babaracas on 03-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Poured from 16oz tall can into a weizen glass. This is the 2013 brew.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. I think it looks quite good.

Smell: wheaty malt aroma with grassy, slightly funky hops which are not as tropical as I wanted them to be. There's also a slightly off-putting phenolic character that, to me, just doesn't belong here.

Taste: better than the aroma, with a definite tropical feel to it. Hops feel fruity and bitterness is quite smooth. The sweetness, though, is a little bit cloying; a bit too much with the tropical fruitiness. Not bad, but not super balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great carbonation and a nice, satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this beer is kind of all over the place for me. I love the idea of a fruity-hopped wheat beer, but the execution here is a bit lacking. Still totally quaffable, but I hope later iterations of this recipe turn out a little more balanced.

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Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 140 ratings
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